Rebecca Jones

Rebecca earned her degree in Film and TV from UW Madison and has since worked in television production and development.

Recent Articles

This Is What It’s Really Like To Be An Alcoholic In Your 20s

I think a lot of people, especially when they're young, worry that they may have a drinking problem. And that makes sense. In college, there's a huge binge drinking culture, and drinking en masse has become normalized through film, television and eve…
By Rebecca Jones

What You Should Do If You Wake Up Still Feeling Exhausted After A Nap

Today marks National Napping Day, which means it's time to celebrate sleep by taking a nap (or two) during the worst weekday of all, Monday. But before you settle in to sleep, there are a couple reliable rules you should follow to have the perfect n…
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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Binge Drink

After a long, boring day at the office, all I want is to saddle up to the bar with a friend and drink some beers. When you work a 9-to-5 job every day, the weeknights can be incredibly boring, and it can be nice to spice up the evening by getting a l…
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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Have Social Anxiety

A lot of us feel anxious in new social situations. I can be one of the most outgoing people in the room, but with the slip of a switch, I can turn into a mouse. The nervousness hits me, and I can't seem to snap out of it until I've physically removed…
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Why Your Opposite Zodiac Sign Is Actually The Best Match For You

Everyone knows the age-old saying "opposites attract." Personally, I've always had a thing for thrill-seeking men: rock climbers, surfers or sky divers that asked to be pushed out of a plane while sitting in a convertible. And it isn't just because t…
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How Contraception Methods Have Changed Since The Year 1800

The history of contraception starts at the beginning of time. For as long as people have been having kids, they've been trying not to. One of the first methods of contraception is still widely used today: coitus interruptus. Most commonly referred t…
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Friends Get Drunk And Try To Wrap Absurd Holiday Gifts

There are so many holiday activities one can enjoy in December, but if you ask me, wrapping presents is not one of them. Ice skating, sledding, seeing "Rogue One" and then immediately sneaking into the next theater to watch "Office Christmas Party" …
By Rebecca Jones

If You're Alone For The Holidays, Here's How To Enjoy Some Serious 'Me Time'

When I think about being alone on the holidays, I think of Kevin McCallister jumping on his parents' bed as he blasts “Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree.” For someone who has to make time for the four different sides of my family (meaning four diffe…
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This Is What It Feels Like To Take Adderall When You Don’t Have ADHD

In college, a lot of my classmates and friends took Adderall like it was a daily vitamin. And many of them took it even though they weren't diagnosed with ADHD. They'd joke about how angry they felt when they were coming down from an Adderall high, o…
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Little Things You Can Do To Help Stop Global Warming

It's crucial we talk about global warming and understand our effects on the environment now more than ever. With a president-elect that once, despite all scientific evidence, declared global warming was a Chinese hoax, it's important to inform yourse…
By Rebecca Jones

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Go Paleo

Whether or not you're interested in the next diet craze, going Paleo is an interesting concept. You've probably heard of Paleo, but might not know what it entails. Eating Paleo means trying to eat like we did way back in the day. It's why many refer …
By Rebecca Jones

People Who Sleep Late Are Usually Smarter, So You Can Go Back To Bed

Most days, I sleep in. Even though the first couple moments of my day are frantic because I've slept past my alarm, for the rest of the day, I'm full of energy. And I usually have no regrets that I showed up late to work. In Ernest Hemingway's own wo…
By Rebecca Jones

Misconceptions People Still Have About HIV/AIDS Today

It's been 35 years since the first outbreak of HIV/AIDS was reported in the United States. Back in 1981, five young, gay men from Los Angeles suffered from a rare form of pneumonia known as PCP. Later, it would be discovered that this was first-recor…
By Rebecca Jones

No Matter How You Smoke It, Tobacco Will Still Wreak Havoc On Your Health

I remember the first time I smoked a cigarette. It was brutally cold, a below-freezing winter in Minnesota, and I had just turned 18. Before this, I had never drank or smoked. But, smoking had just became legal for me, so why not try it? My friends a…
By Rebecca Jones

Here's How You Can Still Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Dinner Tonight

Arguably, the best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Most of us could do without the lengthy process of carving the turkey, trying to carry on small talk with family members we haven't seen since last Thanksgiving and trying to explain our weird…
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These Are All The Ways Men And Women Orgasm Differently

There are a lot of myths surrounding female and male orgasms. One of the most common myths is that men and women have two totally different experiences when they climax. But in fact, it's just the opposite. In terms of the actual orgasm, what men and…
By Rebecca Jones

Why Being 'The Weird One' Will Always Make You More Attractive

I've always been weird. Before I entered kindergarten, my dad gave me some good advice that I still follow today. In an attempt to prepare me for potential bullies, he told me to say “thank you” if someone called me “weird.” He told me to take “weird…
By Rebecca Jones

Thank You, Hillary Clinton: Women Share What Her Historic Run Meant To Them

After a rough election result for Hillary Clinton supporters, many are feeling lost. Several political analysts and reliable polls that correctly predicted the president in the past got it wrong. Guam, whose votes don't count toward the presidential …
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People Who Doodle Pay Better Attention, Even If You Think They're Spacing Out

I'm a constant doodler. It doesn't matter if I'm in meetings at work, on the train or even in a one-on-one conversation. If there's a surface and something to draw with, I'm probably doodling. My old notebooks and diaries are filled with my doodles. …
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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Become A Vegan

I'll be the first one to admit I could never go vegan. I mean, I just ate a marinated pork shoulder last weekend that made me feel like I was a queen at a medieval feast. But, I totally admire those who can commit to eating clean. The health, environ…
By Rebecca Jones